St. Ange Confirms 2024 Arabian Travel Market (ATM) Participation

2024 World Tourism Day, Alain St. Ange. Mathiot Arabian Travel Market
April 19, 2024

Alain St. Ange has confirmed his participation at the 2024 Arabian Travel Market (ATM), amongst a long list of other coming tourism events. Speaking to the Dubai press yesterday, Alain St. Ange, who is Seychelles former Minister for Tourism, Civil Aviation, Ports & Marine confirmed that he will be at the Arabian Travel Market (ATM) in Dubai during the first week of May where he is set to hold various tourism planning meetings as well as visit an exhibition stand, he actively helped conceive for an important tourism destination specially for this ATM tourism trade fair.

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The tourism icon will also be holding formal talks with Dr. Jens Thraenhart of Thailand on finalising plans ‘for a new service for Tourism Ministers and CEOs of Destination Marketing Organizations to have unbiased trusted advice in navigating the challenges of running tourism as an important economic sector for a jurisdiction’. 

From Dubai, St. Ange who is the founding President of the Indian Ocean Vanilla Islands and of the African Tourism Board (ATB), will head to London in the UK, where he is set to be the Chief Guest at a Global Achievers Summit at the University of Oxford.

Currently, Alain is a Tourism Consultant, managing the “Saint Ange Consultancy” which was responsible for the widely distributed weekly “Saint Ange Tourism Report” until end 2020.

Alain St. Ange is also the Vice President of the World Travel Network (WTN), appointed as African-Asian Union (AFASU) Vice Chairman for Tourism Division and Vice Chairman of AFASU Golden Awards Committee, a Board Member of the Sayari Dunia Sustainable Tourism Foundation of Nigeria, appointed an Advisor at the Confederation of Schools, Colleges and Universities (COSCU), Deputy Secretary-General of FORSEAA (Forum of Small Medium Economic AFRICA ASEAN) in Jakarta, the Vice President International Relations for TMN (Travel Marketing Network) in New York, Co-Chair of the SUNx (Strong Universal Network) Organisation in London, Vice President & Founding Member of ICTP (International Coalition of Tourism Partners), named eTN Ambassador and is the Chairman Board of Trustees of the Arab Tourism News Portal – Al-Masala.

“Today I can confirm that I have a heavy schedule for the coming weeks with a June Africa Travel And Investment Summit (ATIS), the platform that brings together the best of Africa and the world to explore and create opportunities for growth and collaboration that is set to be held at the Empire Plaza Convention Centre in New York in the USA in collaboration with African Union Commission, the African Development Bank, African Tourism Organisations among others which will be followed by a high powered “Financing Investment and Trade in Africa” (FITA) Summit in Tunisia. I will then be the Special Guest of Honour at a July gathering of hospitality and tourism scholars in Africa, driving business solutions for African business development Summit in Lagos Nigeria on “Catalysing Growth: Empowering Business Solutions Through Hospitality And Tourism Education in Africa” Alain St. Ange said.

Tourism, that has been the life of Alain St. Ange, remains the people’s industry he works at with passion and with his heart. He worked in hotels in Seychelles, the Channel Islands and in Australia. He is a known and respected tourism personality and is often called on to address tourism or air transport on the international circuit because of his in-depth knowledge of the subject matter and his ability to speak off the cuff or ‘from the heart’ as he prefers saying. St. Ange has just completed a 8-Series lecture tour on a luxury floating residence which saw him disembark in Seychelles after virtually 30 days cruising the coast of Southern & Eastern Africa.

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